INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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ACTS OF FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS—THIRD SESSION, 1899.
CHAP. 324 | CHAP. 374 | CHAP. 429

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Chapter 429
Section 142

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Chap. 429 Alaska. Criminal code.
Sec. 142 Selling liquor or firearms to Indians.
    [30 Stat., 1274.]
    1897, Jan. 30, c. 109, ante, p. 83.
Sec. 142 “Indian” defined.

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Chapter 429
    Mar. 3, 1899. | 30 Stat., 1253.
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An act to define and punish crimes in the District of Alaska and to provide a code of criminal procedure for said district.

Be it enacted, &c., *       *       * That the penal and criminal laws of the United States of America and the procedure thereunder relating to the District of Alaska shall be as follows:

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TITLE I.

CHAPTER 8.

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

SEC. 142

That if any person shall, without the authority of the United States, or some authorized officer thereof, sell, barter, or give to any Indian or half-breed who lives and associates with Indians any firearms or ammunition therefor whatever, or any spirituous, malt, or vinous liquor, such person, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not less than two months nor more than six months, or by fine not less than one nor more than five hundred dollars.

That the term “Indian” in this Act shall be so construed as to include the aboriginal races inhabiting Alaska when annexed to the United States, and their descendants of the whole or half blood.*     *     *[March 3, 1899.]


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